speaker; flourishing, long-lived
Omar has several meanings. In Hebrew it means “speaker”; in Arabic it means “flourishing" or "long-lived” and is spelled Umar. A minor character in the Bible as Esau’s son and Jacob’s nephew, his name was well-known in the US in the 16th and 17th centuries thanks to the Puritans, who liked to give their children names of nonprominent figures in the Bible. The 12th century poet Omar Khayyam likely popularized the name even earlier. Today it’s the name of actor Omar Epps and a favorite among Muslim parents.
Wondering who else shares this baby name? Check out these well known icons that made this baby name famous.
Omar: Baby Name Popularity
PER MILLION BIRTHS
U.S. POPULARITY RANKING
RELATED BABY NAMES
Explore these related baby names and meanings.
Check out these popular pages to discover more baby boy and baby girl names and meanings.
BABY GIRL NAMES A-Z
Click on a letter to search for more baby girl names and meanings.